Grilled King Prawns


Fabulous finger food and look impressive as they sizzle on the BBQ, plus they are very simple to prepare. I buy my king prawns frozen from Iceland, they are a good price and come in packets of around 11 to 12 prawns for £4.00. You can sometimes get the larger boxes of king prawns, but these are difficult to separate if you aren’t using the whole packet.

You can marinade them in a very simple chilli, garlic and rapeseed oil mix or to make it even easier, buy a Nando’s dry rub sachet from any of the leading supermarkets. These only cost £1 a packet and enough for a pack of king prawns, they come in several different flavours and chilli heat and naturally they can also be used for chicken wings & ribs.

1 pack of 12 raw King Prawns with shell on
1/2 red finely chopped chilli
1 clove of finely chopped garlic
tablespoon of chopped parsley
glug of British cold pressed extra virgin rapeseed oil
salt & pepper

  • Allow the prawns to defrost for 8 hours in the fridge
  • Rinse and then pat dry
  • Add the marinade for at least 30 minutes before cooking
  • Soak 4 wooden skewers in water
  • Add 3 prawns to each skewer
  • Cook on the grill for 3 minutes each side

Serve with a crisp white wine and plenty of paper towel to clean your hands – bon appétit